Experimenting with grains


Most of us have heard of quinoa. Gluten free and available in a rainbow of colors, you’ve probably tried quinoa in either a recipe you created in your home kitchen or in a dish at a favorite restaurant. In my … Continue reading

Cherries, Cherries Everywhere……….


It’s that once a year time…..cherry season! In Door County, the season extends about three weeks.   Southern Door trees are first to be picked followed by trees on the Green Bay side of the peninsula and concluding with trees … Continue reading

An Italian twist on a Door County favorite – Cherry Rosemary Focaccia

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I love cherries!   Living in Door County, Wisconsin for over 20 years, who wouldn’t be addicted to this delicious and healthy fruit.   Pictured below is a photo I took at a local farm market last week.   Although Door County is known for the … Continue reading

Five grain bread for a snowy day


I am looking out the window at a beautiful blanket of Door County snow…..about one and a half feet of snow as a matter of fact!   I open the door to the deck and my two miniature dachshunds look at … Continue reading

No Knead Foccacia

Master easy homemade focaccia

Ingredients 4 cups all propose flour 1 teaspoon dry active yeast 1 ½ t. salt olive oil 1/2 cup chopped fresh herbs such as sage, basil, thyme, chives toppings such as thinly slice roma tomatoes, pitted olives, Parmesan cheese, Mozzarella … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Rolls

I make these into crescents and serve them with unsalted butter I whip and flavor with cinnamon and nutmeg! Ingredients 1/4 cup warm water (110 – 115 degrees) 1 package of dry yeast 1 tablespoon honey 1 cup milk 1/2 … Continue reading

Homemade English Muffins

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This recipe starts with a poolish … a starter made the day before. This wet sponge mixture is added when making the dough the next day and improves your finished English muffin texture and flavor. English muffins are also made … Continue reading

Fougasse – Leaf shaped herb focaccia

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Here is one of my favorite bread recipes….fougasse. Fougasse is actually made with a focaccia bread recipe. A specialty of southern France and Italy, flavor this focaccia bread dough with herbs and shape into the traditional tear-drop leaf shape. Refrigerating … Continue reading